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faq:formatting_data_in_excel-csv

Preventing leading 0's from being dropped when opening a CSV file in Excel

To prevent leading zeros from being dropped when opening a CSV file in Excel, perfrom the following operation:

1: Open up a blank Excel spreadsheet

2: Go to the menu option DATA - Import External Data - Import Data

3: Browse to the data file you are trying to open and then format EVERY column as Text

As you can see, the leading zero's are now present in the Excel worksheet

faq/formatting_data_in_excel-csv.txt · Last modified: 2008/07/15 10:01 by bob